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GUNTER DIETRICH

April 14, 1936 ~ July 24, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

     Gunter Dietrich of Delran passed away peacefully, at his home, with his family by his side on Sunday, July 24 at the age of 86.

     Gunter was born in Konigsberg, Germany where he lived until the age of 9.  In 1945 Soviet forces besieged his home city forcing the family to seek refuge in Stadthagen, Germany.  He remained in Germany until the age of 21 and studied as a baker’s apprentice.

     Gunter came to the United States in 1957 and was drafted by the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He served his time as a cook at Fort Dix.  In civilian life he worked for United Airlines (Baker), Valleys Restaurant (Baker) and Mothers Kitchen (Operations Manager). He and his wife purchased a new construction home in Delran where he lived out the rest of his life.   As one of the founding members of the township soccer program he has made an indelible mark on the community.  He took great pleasure in following the success of the program throughout the years and in his later years was named the Honorary Coach for the Delran High School Varsity Team.

     Gunter was the loving husband of the late Arlene for 51 years and was predeceased by his older sister Christel Odenthal.  He is survived by his brother Juergen Dietrich, his sons Mark Dietrich and wife Kimberlie and Troy Dietrich and wife Felicia, his grandsons Mark Dietrich Jr and wife Casey and Christopher Dietrich and his great granddaughter Ava Dietrich all of whom held a special place in his heart.

     Funeral service will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

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